Treatments

Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Active Isolated Stretching was developed by Aaron Mattes, a sports physio from America, who has been developing the technique for the last 30 years ‘The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major…

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Compression therapy

Compression therapy

Compression therapy This is a treatment which can help improve circulation and reduce swelling, especially around injuries (eg sprained ankle) – both acute and chronic. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression mimics the body’s muscle contractions to increase venous return and lymphatic flow. This makes compression therapy an important tool in preventing DVT (deep vein thrombosis), and management…

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Baby massage

Baby massage

Baby Massage Baby massage has been used in many cultures for centuries, but has gained a lot of popularity in the west since the 1990’s. As a qualified baby massage instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage), I can offer classes to parents and care givers of babies up to 1 year old. The…

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Kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping Kinesiology taping is designed to assist and improve the body’s natural healing process and has a number of methods of application and benefits of use, it is proposed to: improve the localised effect of fluid circulation (blood and lymph); decrease pain; provide anatomical support; enhance muscular and joint range of motion; assist proprioception….

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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation) Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Light Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation. Lasers have been used in medicine since as far back as 1967, but it is only in recent years that their use has risen dramatically. With over 200 clinical trials published to date on the subject, it is hard to…

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Manipulative therapy

Manipulative therapy

Manipulative therapy ‘Osteopathic manipulation’ or ‘chiropractic adjustments’ are different terms used to describe manipulative therapy. As a treatment manipulation attempts to improve joint range of motion and balance tissue and muscle mechanics in order to relieve pain. Manipulation techniques which are commonly employed include: HVLA (high velocity low-amplitude) – the classic ‘thrust’ technique MET (muscle…

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Medical acupuncture

Medical acupuncture

Medical acupuncture Acupuncture treatment involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. Sometimes manual or low voltage electrical stimulation is applied to assist the process. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three. The practitioner will assess each patient’s case and treatment will be tailored to…

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Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful way for mothers-to-be to relax, rejuvenate, and release some of the stress that their bodies are under for those nine months. While the massage obviously feels fantastic, there are many other benefits: Encouraging muscle relaxation and relief Reducing heart rate and blood pressure Increasing blood circulation and…

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Sports massage

Sports massage

Sports massage Sports massages are designed to release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculo-skeletal system. The benefits can be immense, and include physical, physiological and psychological improvements. Sports massage techniques will be used in the treatment of specific problems, but not only injured people require a sports massage. Benefits for uninjured people include:…

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